Alleppey - Tourist Attraction in Alleppey

Alleppey, Tourist Attractions in Alleppey

Tourist Attractions in Alleppey

The major tourist attraction in Alleppey is the Alleppey Beach, Krishnapuram palace, Pathiramanal, Arthunkal, Ambalappuzha and Kuttanad.

Arthunkal (about 22 km)
The St. Sebastian’s Church at Arthunkal is an important Christian pilgrim centre. The annual festival, Arthunkal Perunnal is celebrated in the month of January.

Chettikulangara Bhagavathy Temple, Mavelikkara

The Kettukazhcha festival at this temple draw large crowds of devotees. This festival is celebrated in February and March. Processions of tall decorated structures on chariots, brightly decorated effigies of horses and bullocks and cultural performances make a spectacular pageant

Ambalappuzha (about 14 km)
The Sree Krishna temple in Ambalappuzha is built in the typical Kerala style of architecture. This temple is famous all over Kerala for Palpayasam, the daily offering of deliciously sweet milk porridge.

Mannarasala (about 32 km)
Situated near Harippad, Mannarasala is one of the most important serpent temples in Kerala
Kuttanad is also known as the ‘rice bowl of Kerala’. It is known so due to such large area of 55000 hectares of unending paddy filelds with very endemic salt and flood tolerant rice varieties, which is the heart of the backwaters. This is one of the places in the world where farming is done below sea level. The paddy fileds lie about 0.6 - 2 m below mean sea level. Inland waterways which flow above land level is an amazing feature of this unique land. The scenic countryside here display a rich crop of bananas, yams and cassava.

Krishnapuram Palace
The Krishnapuram palace museum is known for its collection of antique sculptures, paintings and bronzes. The 18th century mural Gajendramoksham is located on the ground floor of the palace and is the largest mural in Kerala. It is a famous piece of art.

Alleppey Beach
The Alleppey Beach is one of the most popular picnic spots in Alleppey. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is about 140 years old.

According to mythology a young Brahmin dived into the Vembanad Lake to perform his evening ablutions and the water made way for land to rise from below, thus creating the enchanting island of Pathiramanal (sands of midnight). This little island on the backwaters is a favourite haunt of hundreds of rare migratory birds from different parts of the world. The island lies between Thaneermukkom and Kumarkom, and is accessible only by boat.

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